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Welcome to the Arkansas State Thespian website dedicated to serving Arkansas 7-12 educational theatre programs! The Arkansas State Thespian Society is affiliated with Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society.  AR EdTA is a non-profit, tax-exempt honorary organization for high school theatre students.  The society is committed to the advancement of educational theatre, sponsors the Arkansas State Thespian Festival and theatre workshops, and provides college scholarship opportunities for students.

2023-2024 Dates to Remember

  • Stahl Lighting Basics Workshop Clarksville High School June 5


  • Stahl Sound Basics Workshop Clarksville High School June 6

  • Haman Acting Workshop Morrilton High School June 12

  • Harris Makeup Workshop Clarksville July 18

  • Harris and Haman Thespy Workshop July 19


  • Summer Retreat Executive Board July 30-Aug. 1 and Coordinators (July 31) Location TBA


  • Fall Meeting Sept 16 Clarksville High School


  • Blue One-Act Festival  Nov. 10-11 Searcy High School


  • Gold One-Act Festival Nov. 17-18 Russellville High School

  • State Festival Feb. 8-10 Jonesboro

  • Jr Festival Mar. 2 Har-Ber High School

  • Jr Festival Mar. 9 Location TBA

AR EdTA Social Media Policy

As Thespians, we recognize that social media is a useful tool for expanding our theatre knowledge and for recognizing ourselves and others in a positive manner, and that our words and images are not only a reflection of ourselves, but our peers, programs, directors, and the general theatre community. 

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